Your emotions – all of them – are the motivation for everything you think and every action you take.

Understanding your emotions and knowing how to work with them will improve every part of your life!

Welcome to, an educational foundation devoted to bringing powerful emotional awareness and healthy empathy to everyone!

The Emotion Dynamics foundation is based on the work of award-winning author and pioneering researcher Karla McLaren, M.Ed., whose grand unified theory of emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways to self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. This work also encompasses McLaren’s groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes all of the processes in healthy empathy easily understandable, accessible, and attainable.

Your emotions and your empathy are vital to your ability to think, to feel, to learn, to experience the world, to communicate, and to love. You can develop and strengthen your emotional awareness and your healthy empathy — at home, in your relationships, and at work — with the Emotion Dynamics programs below.

Emotion Dynamics Training and Consultation Programs

Dynamic Emotional Integration®

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is a leading-edge training program and consultation process to help you develop keen emotional awareness, healthy empathic skills, and emotionally-respectful mindfulness practices. DEI trainings, presentations, and individual consultations are offered by licensed DEI professionals in the United States and internationally.

Healthy Empathy®

Healthy Empathy® helps health and healing professionals develop healthy and sustainable empathy and compassion skills in their practice, in their workplace, and in their lives. Using the groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, Healthy Empathy makes all of the processes in empathy easily accessible and manageable. This individualized program helps health and healing professionals develop sustainable empathy skills, improve patient/client care outcomes, create a supportive work environment, and nurture themselves with focused self-care practices.

Emotional Dynamics at Work®

Emotional Dynamics at Work® helps individuals, teams, and organizations develop strong emotional skills and effective communication processes that make the workplace actually work. This individualized and responsive program is designed for organizations wanting to enhance – respectfully and sustainably – emotional awareness and healthy empathy in individuals, in work teams, across departments and divisions, and with current and prospective clients.

The Latest News From Emotion Dynamics

Essential Boundaries for Bodyworkers!
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Balanced Empathy and Self-Care to Prevent Burnout Starts Monday July 16th – 6 weeks Online at Empathy Academy – $265 *6-18 CEUs available During this difficult time, many of us are turning to... Read More

Boundaries for Bodyworkers
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Anchen Texter and Camilla Jørgensen, both double licensed DEI Trainers and Consultants, are also both experienced massage therapists. They are working on a new course for bodyworkers and would like your input. Here´s... Read More

Honoring Your Whole Self
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~ by Sherry Jean Olander, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant ~ If you are like most people, you may never have heard of Elemental Balance theory. You’re probably familiar with the concept of... Read More

Elemental Balance starts in May!
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Elemental Balance: Honoring Your Whole Self An online course at Empathy Academy Monday, May 7th to Friday, June 1st 4 Weeks: $195 We are not just our minds. We are not just our... Read More